Our Attorneys

Melissa N. Moser is an integral member of the practice group focused on the administration of estates and trusts, which involves rendering legal and tax advice to fiduciaries in the exercise of their powers and responsibilities. She works closely with our fiduciary clients and our paralegals to investigate, analyze, organize and maintain the necessary financial documentation required to ensure compliance by executors and trustees with the statutory reporting duties and obligations under the governing Will or Trust.

Ms. Moser prepares both basic and advanced estate plans, with a focus on formation of business entities and the strategic transfer of those interests for business succession planning. She is also involved in the formation and eligibility determination of tax-exempt organizations, as well as rendering advice to charitable entities regarding the preservation of their tax-exempt status.

Education

Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Northern Kentucky University

Juris Doctor, cum laude (2014)

University of Cincinnati

Master of Science, Criminal Justice (2007)

Wittenberg University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology (2005)

Academic Recognition

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Certificate in Transactional Law
  • Certificate in Tax Law
  • Wittenberg University
  • Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society

Practice Areas

  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Accountings
  • Fiduciary Litigation Support
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Entities (Formation, Compliance, Succession Planning)
  • Taxation (Compliance)
  • Tax-exempt Organizations

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Trust and Estates Section
  • Taxation Section
  • Business Law Section
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association (2011-2015)
  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Liaison for Chase College of Law
  • Awarded: “Most Dedicated Law Student to the Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section”
  • Co- Chair, Public Relations Committee

Community Involvement

  • Team Red, White, and Blue
  • Hampton Roads Leadership Team Member
  • Beach Ambassadors
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Recognized as “$10,000+ Fundraised” Member (2009)

Publications